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Marriage Within the Druze Community: Key Considerations

Marriage within the Druze community is an important cultural and religious tradition, and Druze individuals choose to marry within the community in order to maintain cultural traditions and strengthen the community. They feel a stronger sense of shared values, traditions, and cultural practices with those from the same community, and …

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Drinking Mate in The Time of Coronavirus

When visiting a house in Mount Lebanon, you are bound to be greeted with a broad smile, a tray of different snacks, and a steaming gourd of yerba maté. A slightly bitter herbal drink, maté is made with the leaves and stems of a bush (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hilaire) native …

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Raising Special Needs Children in a Religious Community

Raising children properly has always been the most difficult challenge for many parents. Some Druze parents model the behavior of their own parents, being inspired by how they were raised themselves. Others behave according to information acquired through books, websites, or formal advice. Yet one of the major determinants of …

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Vegetarian Living: Healthy & Good for Religion

Kamal Jumblatt, Pythagoras of Samos, Albert Einstein; these individuals each impacted society in different ways, but they all had one thing in common…their dinners! Many famous historical figures and celebrities have adopted plant-based diets, with millions worldwide following suit. If it’s breakfast sausage, chicken dinners, or even a classic Arab …

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The Power of Fasting for the Faithful

A sign of God’s infinite mercy toward mankind is in the commandments and duties to which we can commit. God’s commands are for our own good. It’s not to feel His power on us; He asked us to pray. It’s not that He derives pleasure from making us suffer; He …

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Getting Married Within The Druze Faith

A successful marriage takes hard work and dedication. It is built on factors such as communication, love, support and understanding. As a marital relationship grows over time, common goals like children, finances, careers and faith become more important. Significant differences in these goals over time could strengthen the bond of …

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Making Druze Relationships Work

Men and women have wrestled forever to find the secrets of a successful relationship. Druze mothers claim that the secret lies in being a faithful, respectful, and loving wife. However, contradicting expectations between men and women do not make this advice complete. When conflicts arise, a resolution requires effort from …

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Raising Druze Kids with Love and Respect

It’s normal for Druze parents to search for the best method to discipline their kids. Raising children to be responsible and cooperative is not an easy task. For children, there’s also a need to understand and embrace our Druze culture and faith. This is difficult especially for those living outside …

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Maamoul Pastry This Eid Al Adha

Eid El Adha for Druze community is the festival of sacrifice! It is a religious time preceded by ten sacred days known as “Oshour El Eid”, where the ultimate activity is to pray, fast, and seek forgiveness by performing good deeds. Besides helping the poor, gifting children, and gathering with …

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